Tempo Arts encourages and facilitates access to and participation in contemporary art projects

We particularly encourage projects for communities living in rural and marginalised areas

Identity: a cross-border collaboration with artists from Hastings and Dordrecht – twin towns since 1982. Installations and performance Artists; Izabela Brudkiewicz, Greig Burgoyne, Christine Gist, Sharon Haward, Ibrahim R Ineke,…

Hastings artist Carla Wright’s installation was a response to the static playground adjacent to The SPACE. Lot was an interactive installation consisting of geometric forms on wheels & connected by…

Residency365 (Louise Kenward & Nicole Zaaroura) concluded their investigation & responses to working outdoors. At the end of March, they opened The SPACE to encourage discussions with local residents &…

Stade Hall drawing workshop led by artist Jaye Ho with sixty Year 5 pupils from Ark Castledown Primary Academy, Hastings. The workshop was inspired by Jaye Ho’s dazzle painted fishing…

Diana Burch: Still, Life… 11 August-10 September 2017 The SPACE St Johns Road St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6HP Burch’s new installation used woven heat treated plastic to explore the natural growth…

Tempo Arts is pleased to announce that they have received funding from Sussex Community Foundation to support the 2017/18 programme of artists’ projects & related community engagement activities at The…

Playland: Time for ourselves 27 June – 2 July 2017 Gallery Lock In Little Western Street Brighton BN1 2PU Tuesday-Thursday 13.00-19.00 Friday-Sunday 11.00-17.00 The final presentation of Jivko Darakchiev’s film…

A selection of the photographs produced by Sharon Haward & Léonie Young featuring the objects & memorabilia from The Bridge workshop participants was exhibited in The Long Gallery, Hastings Museum & Art…

Playland: People and communities Worthing Museum  and Art Gallery Chapel Road Worthing West Sussex BN11 1HP 17 December 2016-22 April 2017 Open Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00 The commissioned film ‘People Pebble by…

Workshops have taken place at The Bridge Community Centre on Thursdays from September through the beginning of December led by Sharon Haward & Léonie Young. The workshops’ theme has explored the local…

Playland: There and Here opened at Electo Studios Project Space-ESPS, Seaside Road, St Leonards-on-Sea on 3 November 2016 until 20 November. In addition to Darakchiev’s film People Pebble, a still…

Playland: A Sense of Place took place at Limbo Arts, 2 Bilton Square, High Street, Margate from 6-22 October 2016. To engage with local people, artist Sharon Haward led two…

Playland: Re-imagining Communities opened at The Brewery Tap, Folkestone on 8 September 2016 & continued until 25 September with over 140 visitors attending the inaugural exhibition. In addition to Jivko…

Tempo Arts is currently working in partnership with James Shea Consulting CIC to deliver an ambitious public engagement project which is linked to the commissioning of artist Jivko Darakchiev’s new film referencing…

Tempo Arts has been awarded funding from Hastings Borough Council’s 1066 Anniversary Grant which supports community projects linked to the events organised for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings….

Tempo Arts is collaborating with Espace 36, Saint-Omer (Fr) to present ‘Résonances La Saison Britannique’ a series of exhibitions featuring artists from the South East of England region. The artists’ projects…

Informed by her 2015 installation, Dazzleships that Pass in the Night, at The SPACE, the artist Jaye Ho researched & delivered a workshop at The Y Centre in St Leonards…

Grace Adam’s gave an inspiring talk to guests that had come to hear specifically about her work in St Leonards. This event also attracted Heritage Open Days visitors to the…

Thursday 10 September 2015 from 11.00 – 13.00 St Leonards Parish Church, 66 Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0BE Grace Adam will discuss her recent projects & research in St Leonards…

Grace Adam’s ‘Thresholds’ opened on Friday 21 August. Visitors from Hastings, London & the South East region attended the event. Weather permitting, The SPACE will be open from 15.00 –…

‘Thresholds’ – Grace Adam’s site-specific response to St Leonards’ architecture opens at The SPACE on Friday 21 August & runs to 4 October 2015. The installation comprises a series of…

Tom Cardew Some Images From Me To You A photographic and moving image installation Electro Studios Project Space – ESPS 17-19 July 2015 In this exhibition, an ensemble of four…

As part of Tempo Arts 2015 programme, several projects & events will take place at Electro Studios Project Space – ESPS in St Leonards-on-Sea. On 2 July, a film screening of…

As part of the exhibition ‘Observations‘ a creative writing workshop took place on Friday 23 January 2015 at Sussex Coast College Hastings. It attracted 15+ participants & was led by…

Hervé Van De Meulebroeke’s photographic exhibition ‘Observations‘ opened on 10 January 2015 at aSpace Gallery, Sussex Coast College Hastings. It will continue through 27 January 2015. The exhibition features large…

Johan Muyle’s exhibition Fortunately thoughts are silent opened at Electro Studios Project Space (ESPS) on Friday 3 October 2014. It runs until 26 October and is open Saturday & Sunday…

Dan Bass’s project ‘Work’ opened on Friday 26 September at The SPACE & The Kiosk in Bottle Alley. His installation of four trestle structures with vibrant colour photos, a humorous…

Tempo Arts is working in collaboration with Electro Studios Project Space (ESPS) presenting exhibitions and events which link The SPACE in St Leonards town centre to the seafront. Water – artists’ film and…

‘Dan Bass: Work’ opens at The SPACE, St Johns Road & The Kiosk, Bottle Alley, St Leonards lower promenade on Friday 26 September and continues until 2 November 2014. The…

Coding Driftwood, an installation by Rotterdam artist Maurice Meewisse opened at The SPACE on 25 July & will remain on site until mid September. During July, Meewisse collected driftwood from the beach in Hastings, St…

The launch of ‘A smoke absorber shaped like an OWLL’ took place at The Roomz on Wednesday 25 June 2014. It was an opportunity to celebrate the work produced in…

Rotterdam artist Niels Post has two text based installations in St Leonards which can be seen through mid-June 2014. ‘On Spam, Lectori Salutem #2’ is located in The SPACE on…

Tempo Arts Ltd has recently received funding from the Community Partnership Fund Small Grant Programme to continue arts-led workshops at The Roomz in St Leonards for the participants of the…

‘St Leonards Foundary’, Colin Priest’s place-specific work opened on 15 March & is attracting attention from local residents & passers-by. Colin Priest & Christine Francis, Burtons’ St Leonards Society were…

Tempo Arts has recently been awarded funding from Hastings and St Leonards Foreshore Charitable Trust to expand on their programme of temporary visual arts projects and community events in St…

From 23.10-20.11.13 supported by The Seedcorn Fund through Sussex Community Foundation, Hastings artist Jaye Ho has been running a series of workshops for members of The Dementia Support Group which meets…

During August 2013, Rotterdam artist Stefan Hoffmann worked in St Leonards to produce screen printed window installations for local businesses. He made contact with Gizmo Gaffe, a centre offering creative…

On 24 July 2013, Network Rail organised a team of 20 volunteers from the Department of Transport to undertake site clearance & cutting back vegetation at The SPACE on St…

In 2011 Tempo Arts initiated and coordinated an artists’ residency and workshop project at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre (RMVC). This was part of Folkestone Triennial Fringe and was supported by…